Pro Tools | First

Where legends begin

Want to make great sounding music? Start off right using many of the same tools the pros use—absolutely free.

Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated for experienced musicians, enabling you to quickly compose, record, edit, and mix music. Entry to the industry’s most trusted audio workstation has never been easier.

Play and practice your heart out

New to making music? Pro Tools | First is a great place to hang out, play, and practice your favorite instrument
or improve your vocal abilities.

 

Just connect your mic, keyboard, guitar, or other instrument to your computer—either directly or using a USB audio interface or cable adapter.

 

Choose from a selection of session templates, which provide preloaded instrument tracks, and start creating a song in a variety of music genres, including EDM, rock, pop, jazz, and hip-hop.

Record yourself with ease

Whether you sing, play an instrument, or simply want to make some noise, Pro Tools | First makes it easy to quickly turn the ideas in your head into fully realized songs.

 

Record up to 16 audio tracks, either one at a time through your computer’s audio input, or up to four inputs simultaneously using a USB audio interface, making it easy to capture your vocal and guitar, multiple vocalists, or quick-n-dirty band jam session.

 

Use loop recording to capture multiple takes of a performance, so you can nail that perfect guitar solo or let your spontaneity rule.

Compose your own music

No instrument? No problem. Create musical parts with virtual instruments (VIs), plug-in software that generates instrument sounds on your computer—anything from beats and loops, to guitars, bass, and more cowbell.

 

With the included Xpand!2 music synthesizer, you have an incredible range of instruments at your fingertips—from acoustic pianos, strings, brass, percussion, and woodwinds, to electronic synths, guitars, drums, basses, sound effects, and more.

Use the MIDI Editor to write and edit notes, perfect virtual instrument performances, and modify how loud and soft notes play to give your music more dynamics and emotion across up to 16 instrument and 16 MIDI tracks.

With Elastic Pitch and Elastic Time, you can make bum notes sound pitch perfect and fix timing inconsistencies—without sounding like a chipmunk… or Sylvester Stallone.

Enhance your sound

Whether you want to perfect your musical masterpiece, create a remix, or clean up audio tracks, Pro Tools | First comes with over 20 effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins to get you started.

 
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Shape sounds, warm up tones, give tracks greater presence, and optimize your mix with EQ III and Dynamics III, two plug-in suites that are coveted in top recording studios worldwide.

Bring atmosphere and texture to your tracks and mix, from creating spacious halls or intimate rooms with D-Verb, to generating long delay loops or punchy arpeggios with Mod Delay III.

Want more virtual instruments, effects, or even guitar stompbox modelers? Visit the in-app Marketplace and discover a world of super affordable plug-ins that make creating and enhancing sounds quick and easy.

Access projects everywhere

Forget having to lug your laptop or USB drive around. Pro Tools | First saves projects securely in the cloud, enabling you to work on your music practically anywhere.

 

Pro Tools | First comes with an introductory amount of free cloud storage, enabling you to save and sync up to three projects at a time, so you can always pick up where you last left off—on any Mac or PC with Pro Tools | First installed.

 

Pro Tools | First will support the upcoming Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools features, so get ready to connect and collaborate with other musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers—anywhere in the world—as if you’re all working together in the same studio

Take your music further with Pro Tools

When you’re ready to get serious with your music, you’ll feel right at home when you step up to the power and versatility of industry-standard Pro Tools software.

 

Pro Tools is now more accessible than ever. Buy the software or a system outright, or access Pro Tools through a low-cost monthly or annual subscription. The choice is yours—the possibilities are endless.

 

Their tools, your tools—Welcome to Pro Tools

Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industries and is trusted by more professionals than any other DAW for music creation, composition, audio post production, mixing, sound design, live recording, and more. With Pro Tools | First, you can join our esteemed Pro Tools family and start creating with many of the same tools these pros rely on daily.

Get started fast with Pro Tools | First

New to music creation software? We’re here to help.
Check out these video tutorials and handy resources and start making music now.

 
 
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